Confined to bed by sickness or old age.
- It saved his life but left him severely disabled: unable to speak, bedridden, and paralysed for eight months before he died.
- He was bedridden and immobile, and literally nothing but skin and bone by the end.
- Anatoli, 38, has been bedridden for the last two years, crippled by the same disease.
Middle English: formed irregularly from archaic bedrid 'bedridden person', from the base of the verb ride.
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